Don Lemon Bursts Into Tears Whereas Discussing Pal & Co-Employee Chris Cuomo's Coronavirus Prognosis


CNN anchor Don Lemon bought emotional Tuesday evening whereas speaking along with his buddy and fellow information anchor Chris Cuomo, who has examined constructive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

After discussing what individuals can do if they can’t pay their mortgages or rents with colleague Bianna Golodryga on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, the host began to tear up.

“I mentioned I wasn’t going to do that,” Lemon, 54, mentioned wiping away tears with a tissue.

“He’s most likely at dwelling laughing at me,” the host joked earlier than explaining how shut he’s along with his colleague.

“Chris and I are actually good associates, we dwell close to one another,” including, “anyway, he’s not right here, and now we have this nice relationship.”

“He’s going to be nice, now we have been speaking all day and we’re texting and he’s like, ‘Persons are treating me like I’m dying, I’m not dying,’” Lemon mentioned.

Earlier within the broadcast after Lemon’s interview with Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan, Durkan supplied him some nicely needs within the wake of Cuomo’s prognosis prompting Lemon to additionally turn out to be emotional.

“Give Chris our greatest, we’re all rooting for him, and thanks, Don,” Durkan mentioned.

“Thanks,” Lemon replied, overcome with emotion. “I mentioned I wasn’t going to do that. Thanks very a lot. Thanks.”

“That’s my man,” Lemon mentioned. “You realize that. And so it’s been actually powerful. I’ve been distracted all evening as a result of I’ve been interested by it. I used to be actually anxious about him.”

“How might you not?” Durkan mentioned. “Hold in there, man.”

Lemon then reduce to a industrial, saying, “I can’t learn that. We’ll be proper again.”

Lemon and Cuomo had a second of levity earlier within the evening’s broadcast as they mentioned Cuomo’s new earn a living from home scenario.

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“The place’s your swimsuit?” Lemon requested Cuomo, 49, who is constant to work however from his basement, the place he’s staying quarantined away from his household.

“I’m too sick,” Cuomo defined. “Christina mentioned it didn’t look proper for me to be sick in a funereal swimsuit. It’s an excessive amount of like what I could be buried in.”

“Yeah? Did she come down there and do some adorning and assist you gown?” Lemon requested with a burst of laughter.

“Nope. No person will come wherever — these stairs are a no-go zone,” Cuomo answered. “Even the canine don’t come.”

“Hear, all people, don’t get it twisted,” Lemon mentioned, composing himself. “We all know that is very severe. That is how Chris and I work together, we tease one another. So after I bought the decision earlier this morning, it mentioned Christopher Cuomo, I used to be like, oh boy, right here we go. However I used to be really on a enterprise name so I advised you I’d name you again, I known as you proper again and I knew what you had been going to inform me.”

“You’re a robust man, so I do know that you simply’ll be nice,” Lemon added.

“I’ll let you know what I really feel badly about and this is the reason I need you to keep away from this. It’s not being sick. I’ll cope with it. No matter it’s, it’s. So many individuals have it a lot worse. I don’t imagine that that’s the best way I’m gonna go,” Cuomo mentioned. “However not with the ability to be there for the individuals you’re keen on, for guys like me and also you, that may be a killer.”

“To have these children upstairs and I don’t know if any of them are sick but due to me,” he continued. “My spouse, the middle of all the things. And I’m down right here. That sucks. And I don’t need different individuals to be on this place. So study from me. You will get it. Keep away from it.”

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Lemon concluded the phase by asking Cuomo had obtained his reward — a six-pack of Corona beer.

“You’re not humorous, by the best way,” Cuomo advised him.

“I’m making an attempt to make you’re feeling higher, I really do really feel unhealthy for you,” Lemon replied.

“Sooooo in these tough occasions that appear to get tougher and sophisticated by the day, I simply discovered that I’m constructive for coronavirus,” Cuomo introduced Tuesday on Twitter. “I’ve been uncovered to individuals in latest days who’ve subsequently examined constructive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath.”

“I simply hope I didn’t give it to the children and Cristina,” the journalist added of his youngsters and spouse. “That will make me really feel worse than this sickness!”

Cuomo concluded his tweet by saying he would proceed to do his exhibits from his basement, including, “we’ll all beat this by being sensible and difficult and united!”

As of Tuesday night, there at the very least 187,176 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 in the USA, with 4,047 deaths. The epicenter of the outbreak within the U.S. is in New York, which has at the very least 75,813 confirmed circumstances of the contagious respiratory virus and 1,550 deaths.

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